September Edition 2017

If you’re interested in receiving an email copy of our newsletter, please contact Kim L. at hradmin@kardel87.com Click here to view the September...

Inspiration 2017: A Young Leaders of Victoria Event

Inspiration 2017 is an opportunity for professionals to come together with other individuals who work in the same field and connect with colleagues from your own and other agencies.  It’s a time to take a break from your regular schedule and do something to rejuvenate yourself. Click here to view the poster for more...

Lifetime Networks Fall Programs

Lifetime Networks works hard to achieve their goal;  to increase the number of relationships in the lives of people with disabilities.  Throughout the year they offer many programs for adults with disabilities; cooking, music, photography, art, and social events.  For fall 2017, they’ve introduced three new programs: Theatre Skills Class that will focus on general acting, dramatic storytelling, scene work, stage presence, and character development Table Talk Group that encourages social connection and networking Westshore Being a Citizen Cooking Program to learn how to cook foods from around the world If you’d like to learn more about the programs at Lifetime Networks, click here to access their...

DABC Community Update: Annual Earnings Exemption for Provincial Disability Benefits Increased

Effective October 1, 2017, the Annual Earnings Exemption (AEE) limit will increase by $2,400 for each person receiving Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits. This earnings exemption allows people receiving PWD benefits to make money from employment over the calendar year without a reduction of their benefits. The AEE does not apply to money received from most other sources such as Canada Pension Plan benefits or Old Age Security benefits. The new AEE limits will be: Single person with a disability: $12,000 Couple, one person with a disability: $14,400 Couple, both people with a disability: $24,000 The increase in the AEE rate means that some people who previously exceeded their AEE limit earlier in 2017 may be eligible for a top-up of benefits. They are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction for further information. Disability Alliance BC applauds these changes and the leadership taken by the Hon. Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction in recognizing the social and economic value of supporting people with disabilities in the workforce. Additional Information For further information, please contact Sam Turcott, Director of Advocacy Access at 604-872-1278 or toll free...

Community Living Victoria presents Spirit Unforgettable

Spirit Unforgettable is the powerful, devastating and inspiring story of the iconic Canadian rock band Spirit of the West, and their charismatic frontman John Mann who, in 2014, at the age of 51, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Community Living Victoria not only has a personal connection to this amazing band, we also understand the challenge of supporting individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Proceeds from this special screening will go to Community Living Victoria and the individuals we support. Q & A with Spirit of the West band members to follow screening. Click here for more...